Country Music News from CMT
July 28th
Man, are the charts popping this week! Finally. Americana favorite Jason Isbell edges out the mighty Alan Jackson to debut at No. 1 on Billboard’s country albums chart, and Brantley Gilbert’s “One Hell of an Amen” ascends to the pe…
July 28th
Ten years ago, Kenny Chesney took the Farm Aid stage in Chicago to help Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young and Dave Matthews do something to help farmers thrive. Now it’s Kacey Musgraves‘ turn to represent modern country music at Farm …
July 28th
Forget Sweet Home, Alabama. For country music fans, it’s all about Sweet Home, Oregon, for the Oregon Jamboree taking place Friday through Sunday (July 31-Aug. 2). Never heard of the place? Well, it’s about to be all over your map as some the …
July 28th
Whenever a big star does this feature in Us Weekly, you know it’s going to be pretty revealing. But when a guy like Alan Jackson — who has been at this country music gig for decades — does it, even better. Because even though we’ve…
July 28th
Dallas, do you feel the love from Garth Brooks? Well, you should. In September, you’ll be getting face time with him. Brooks has announced seven shows taking place Sept. 17-22 at Dallas’ American Airlines Arena. More than 100,000 tickets were …
July 27th
When someone like Luke Bryan gets to the top of his country music game, it’s easy to think it’s just about his good looks, his great music or some kind of combination of the two. But it’s not. Not 100 percent, anyway. I think it is all a…
July 27th
You know when a band tweets simply, “(Please watch),” and adds eight sad emojis, the news is not good. So when Little Big Town shared a video on Sunday (July 26), with tape over Jimi Westbrook’s mouth, I had a feeling it was to make the …
July 27th
Just when you think you know a guy. I thought I had Florida Georgia Line’s Brian Kelley kind of figured out. Then he does this interview with the Washington Post and says he and his bandmate Tyler Hubbard are “all about positive vibes over her…
July 27th
Dale Watson‘s Call Me Insane glides (“Everybody’s Somebody in Luckenbach, Texas”) and grooves (“One Day at a Time”) with endless energy. Watson has been touring relentless this month to promote the album, including rece…
July 26th
One of the stars of Chris Young’s new “I’m Comin’ Over” video is a Dodge Challenger. His Dodge Challenger. Young wanted to use his own car in the video because is — and always has been — “a muscle-car guy.&r…
July 25th
This weekend on an all-new CMT Hot 20 Countdown, we have the details of Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert’s divorce. We’ll look back at moments from one of country music’s favorite couples including when sparks first started flying 10 ye…
July 24th
The first thing you should know is, there were little knife emojis everywhere. During CMT’s Twitter chat with Ashley Monroe, so many of the questions — and her answers — made use of the emoticon that best represented her new album, The B…
July 24th
Kentucky Headhunters mainstay Richard Young sits in his music room on Headhunter Highway and talks about Johnnie Johnson, his late close pal and occasional house guest who helped invent rock ‘n’ roll but didn’t really get much of the cre…
July 24th
When you open a tour for an artist like Kenny Chesney, it must feel kind of like Headlining 101. I mean, there are no textbooks, no lectures and presumably no tests. But you’d learn new things every day. And not just from Chesney. It sounds like Bra…
July 23rd
We asked Party Down South 2 fans to vote on their favorite moments from season 2. Many answered, and many agreed. So now that everyone’s nursed their hangovers and reflected on spring break in St. Pete, let’s look back on the memorable moments…